In the Senior Women’s One Day Trophy 2024, we witnessed 17 competitive matches played across different venues in India. While a lot of stars who recently featured for India in the series versus Australia returned to play for their domestic teams, it was also the underrated stars who made a mark for themselves in a day with a lot of interesting results.
Here’s how Day 6 unfolded of Senior Women’s One Day Trophy 2024:
Assam vs Manipur- Assam Won by 161 Runs
Assam had a memorable day as they registered a 161-run win versus Manipur at the CAP Ground 3 in Puducherry. Manipur won the toss and elected to field first. Assam raked up a competitive 254 with wicketkeeper Uma Chetry scoring 82 and Anamika Bori getting a crucial knock of 47 under her belt with important contributions from the rest of the batters- driving them to a good total.
Linthoingambi Rajkumari of Manipur was good with her spell grabbing three wickets even as she was supported brilliantly by the other bowlers. In return, Manipur was skittled for 93 as none of the batters were able to capitalise on their starts and the Assam bowlers did a miserly job of restricting the tricky opposition.
Railways vs Saurashtra- Railways Won by 8 Wickets
In the blockbuster match that everyone was ardently looking forward to, the Railways and Saurashtra match at the SLIMS Cricket Ground in Puducherry did not live up to the billing. Saurashtra won the toss and elected to bat first. Scoring a paltry 112/8 in their 50 overs essay, P A Patel’s 27 with none of the other batters coming to the fore- it was a disappointing batting effort.
Railways had a brilliant outing with the ball as Kshama Singh, Simran Dil Bahadur and Poonam Yadav each scalped two wickets and to wrap up the match in 30.1 overs, it was Mona Meshram’s 47 and Simran Dil Bahadur’s 30 which easily scripted a win.
Chandigarh vs Tamil Nadu- Tamil Nadu Won by 5 Wickets
In yet another low-scoring affair, Tamil Nadu eased past Chandigarh to a 5-wicket win at the CAP Ground 4 in Puducherry. Chandigarh won the toss and elected to bat first but was dismissed for 81 as TN ran riot with the bowling and chasing down the total in 28 overs, it was Nethra L’s 29 and skipper S Anusha’s 20, they brushed aside the challenge even though they lost five wickets.
Madhya Pradesh vs Odisha- Madhya Pradesh Won by 7 Wickets
In the Madhya Pradesh versus Odisha match at the CAP Ground 2 in Puducherry, MP pulled off a seven-wicket win. Dismissed for 64, Odisha had a forgettable batting essay. For MP, it was Vaishnavi Sharma with three wickets, ably supported by Poonam Soni and Salonee Dangore with two scalps each. MP then chased down the total with Anushka Sharma’s 26 headlining the run chase and two crucial points on the board.
Bihar vs Mizoram- Mizoram Won by 3 Wickets
In what was another surprising result, Bihar succumbed to a three-wicket loss to Mizoram at the KIIT Cricket Stadium in Bhubaneshwar. Bihar won the toss and elected to bat first. Scoring a lowly 157/9 with skipper Apurva Kumari’s 61 being the only talking point, it was otherwise a forgettable batting effort.
Tarang Jha and Rin Mawii once again were among the wickets with three and two scalps respectively. Mizoram brilliantly constructed their run chase as Felfel Pautu scored 44 and with a knock of 36 coming from MG Singson, Mizoram romped to a three-wicket win in 48 overs.
Arunachal Pradesh vs Uttarakhand- Uttarakhand won by 211 Runs
Uttarakhand sailed to a massive 211-run win versus Arunachal Pradesh at the St. Stephen’s Ground in New Delhi. Uttarakhand won the toss and elected to bat first. Scoring a competitive 267/3, it was the effective knock of 128 off 85 balls coming from Punam Raut that not just quietened the strike rate merchants but gave her team a lot of impetus.
Eventually, with Kanchan Parihar’s 57 and Neelam’s 28, a big total was on the board. Uttarakhand carried on their good vein of form as they skittled Arunachal Pradesh for 56 as the 37-year-old beast, Ekta Bisht took a fifer and Mansi Joshi took three wickets to forge a mammoth win.
Gujarat vs Karnataka- Gujarat Won by 45 Runs
In the Gujarat versus Karnataka match at the Ravenshaw University Ground 1 in Cuttack, Karnataka’s mixed fortunes at the tournament continued to haunt them as Gujarat handed them a 45-run loss. Opting to bat first on winning the toss, Gujarat was restricted to 174, skipper Bhavana Goplani got to a well-played 61 but the rest of the batting did not deliver.
For Karnataka in the bowling department, it was Sahana S Pawar with a four-wicket haul and Vrinda Dinesh with two wickets who stood out. However, their batting was in shambles getting reduced to 129 all out as all the Karnataka batters were dismissed cheaply. Gujarat had a brilliant showing with the ball as Krishna D Patel led from the front with a three-wicket haul, ensuring they cruised to a win.
Jharkhand vs Tripura- Tripura Won by 1 Wicket
In a low-scoring thriller that was by a distance one of the most interesting matches at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack- Tripura registered a win by 1 wicket keeping qualification hopes more than alive. Jharkhand won the toss and elected to bat first but in a disappointing effort with the bat could muster only 71 on the board. Tripura’s Suravi S Roy with a fifer with P A Acharjee summed up a brilliant bowling effort.
In reply, Tripura despite losing 9 wickets chased down the total in 32.4 overs as R R Saha’s 76 ball 17 was the guiding light to the win. Jharkhand’s Arti with 4 wickets and Shanti Kumari with three wickets infused some life into the match making it competitive.
Pondicherry vs Vidarbha- Vidarbha Won by 7 Wickets
In the Pondicherry versus Vidarbha match at the MGM School of Sports, Vidarbha sailed to a seven-wicket win. Pondicherry won the toss and elected to bat first and could score only 107 as all the batters barring Sonal and Asha S failed.
For Vidarbha, Komal Zanzad and Mansi Borikar took three wickets each to set the match beautifully. Vidarbha then chased down the total in 22.5 overs as B S Fulmali’s 52 coupled with a calm and composed 24 from Riddhi helped seal the match albeit the three wickets lost.
Goa vs Maharashtra- Maharashtra Won by 8 Wickets
Maharashtra notched up an eight-wicket win versus Goa at the Sports Hub International Cricket Stadium. Maharashtra won the toss and elected to field first. Goa scored a below-par 141 as none of the batters had a good day with the bat barring Shrey’s 32 and Tarannum Pathan’s 45.
Maharashtra had S B Porkharkar scalp three wickets, with U A Pawar and Aarati S Kedar also chipping in with two wickets respectively. Maharashtra chased down the total in 32.4 overs with a belligerent knock of 61 from skipper Devika Vaidya and T S Hasabnis scoring 51 that eased the way to an eight-wicket win.
Meghalaya vs Rajasthan- Rajasthan Won by 8 Wickets
Rajasthan’s dominant run in the tournament saw them clinch an eight-wicket win versus Meghalaya at St Xavier’s KCA Cricket Ground in Trivandrum. Meghalaya won the toss and elected to bat. Getting skittled for 99, it was the opening stand by L Tamang and D D Dutta that helped the proceedings but with wickets falling in clumps, recovery was far from impossible.
Rajasthan’s SS Kalal was the standout performer with four wickets with Fora’s two scalps rounding up a good bowling performance. Rajasthan in return chased down the total in 26.3 overs as skipper P B Sharma’s 33 coupled with A D Garg’s 27 and T B Vaishnav’s 22 paved the way for a win.
Haryana vs Uttar Pradesh- Haryana Won by 7 Wickets
In the Haryana versus Uttar Pradesh encounter at the KCA Cricket Ground, Mangalapuram in Trivandrum- Haryana chased down a miserly total without breaking a sweat. Haryana won the toss and elected to field first. UP’s Shipra Giri looked her fluent best with a knock of 54 and with other knocks were all out for 129.
Haryana had a joint, collective and blistering bowling performance as Suman Gulia, Priyanka Sharma, Pooja Phogat, Sheetal Rana and Trivena Vasistha scalped two wickets apiece. Haryana then came back to chase down the total in a span of 29 overs as Sonia Mendhiya’s 47, Tanishka Sharma’s 39 and Tanisha Ohla’s 34 drove them home with a seven-wicket win.
Bengal vs Punjab- Punjab Won by 6 Wickets
Punjab knocked off heavyweights Punjab by six wickets at the Jamia Milia Islamia ground in New Delhi. Opting to field first, Punjab was fantastic with the ball restricting Bengal to 116/6 in the 20 overs game.
Deepti’s 42 and Kashish Agarwal’s 21 helped post the total on the board. Punjab chased down the total courtesy of Ridhima Aggarwal’s 50 off 37 and with Amanjot Kaur’s 36, in a span of 19.2 overs- the match was done and dusted.
Hyderabad vs Mumbai- Mumbai Won by 2 Runs
In what turned out to be a thriller, Mumbai sealed a two-run win versus Hyderabad at the Airforce Complex Ground in Palam II at New Delhi. Mumbai won the toss and elected to bat first. Scoring a lukewarm and below-par 182/8, Riya Chaudhari scored 50, skipper Humairaa Kaazi also chipped in with a knock of 50 and Sayali Satghare’s 42 meant none of the other batters came to the fore to add to the total. Gouher Sultana for Hyderabad was splendid with a fifer.
In the run chase that followed, Hyderabad was led from the front with G Trisha’s 95 and although a lot of wickets tumbled- the composed knock of 30 by Pranavi Chandra and cameos from Vellore Mahesh Kavya and Gouher Sultana got them close but Mumbai’s brilliance with the ball meant Hyderabad skipped to a two-run loss.
Delhi vs Himachal Pradesh- Delhi Won by 130 Runs
In a high-scoring match, Delhi registered a massive 130-run win versus Himachal Pradesh at the MECON Stadium in Ranchi. Himachal Pradesh won the toss and elected to field in a high-scoring match. Delhi batting first piled on 333/5 as Shweta Sehrawat scored 53 but it was Pratika’s 141 and the ever-consistent Tanisha Singh’s 91 that put them in good stead.
In return, Himachal Pradesh got bundled for 203 as even though Neena M Chaudhary scored 92, none of the other batters was able to get going which saw them slip to a massive loss. Delhi’s Soni Yadav, Madhu, Priya Mishra and Ayushi Soni scalped two wickets each that paved the way for a win.
Andhra vs Nagaland- Andhra Won by 9 Wickets
Andhra handed Nagaland a comprehensive 9-wicket loss at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. Andhra won the toss and elected to field first and was successful in dismissing Nagaland for 99 as S K Raut was the only one who scored a knock of 43.
Andhra’s N R Shree Charani and Saranya Gadwal stood out with three wickets as the rest of the bowling equally supported the cause. Andhra in the run chase wrapped up the proceedings in 22.5 overs as M Durga scored a brilliant 60 and with Sneha Deepthi’s 15, it was a job well done.
Kerala vs Sikkim- Kerala Won by 8 Wickets
Kerala sealed an easy eight-wicket win versus Sikkim at the JSCA Oval Ground in Ranchi. Kerala won the toss and elected to field first. Dismissing Sikkim cheaply for 69, except for Leeza- none of the batters were able to get to a double-digit score.
Kerala’s Aleena Surendran, Vinaya, Keerthy K James and Minnu Mani were among the wickets taking two wickets. The run chase unfolded easily for Kerala as they chased down the total in 7.5 overs with Vaishna MP’s 25 and Drishya I V’s knock of 36 off 18 sealing the deal.
Senior Women’s One Day Trophy 2024 – Top Run-Getters
Shweta Sehrawat’s memorable run in domestic cricket continues with this tournament as she retains her top position in the run-getters table with 407 runs. Pratika in the second position makes her way with 334 runs, and Tanisha Singh follows closely with 331 runs in the third position. The prolific Punam Raut is at #4 with 306 runs and Chitra Singh Jamwal with 268 runs is at #5.
Senior Women’s One Day Trophy 2024 – Top Wicket-Getters
Tarang Jha’s impressive run sees her seal the topmost position with 17 wickets, Krishna D Patel with 16 wickets is in the #2 position and Vinaya, Priya Mishra and the ever-consistent Asha S with 15 wickets each occupy the next three positions on the table.